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Publications archive - Annual reports


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Environment Australia Annual Report 1999-2000

Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0642450420
ISSN 1441-9335

Reader's guide

This report on Environment Australia for the year 1999-2000 uses the outcome-output structure that was used for the department's 1999-2000 portfolio budget statements. Financial statements are reported on an accrual basis for the first time.

Part One contains an overview of the department including a report by the Secretary on achievements, diagrams explaining the role and functions of the department, programme structure, senior management, and the relationship between programmes, divisions and branches of the department. A table links the programme structure to the outcome-output structure and details of the relationship between this and the portfolio budget statements are also included.

Part Two contains the actual performance of the department measured against the portfolio budget statements.

Part Three contains details of management and accountability including discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance; a summary table of resources; corporate governance; measures of performance against the department's service charter; developments in administration; external scrutiny; management of human resources; purchasing; assets management and the use of consultants.

Part Four outlines the department's legislative requirements.

Environment Australia's audited financial statements are included in Part Five followed by details of other important activities of the department.

Annual reports included in this document include those for Ozone Protection, Hazardous Waste, and the Supervising Scientist.

Portfolio statutory authorities (the Australian Heritage Commission, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Director of National Parks and Wildlife) and the executive agencies (the Australian Greenhouse Office and National Oceans Office) publish their own separate reports which are not included in this document.

For more information

For more information about this report and for all Environment Australia publications contact:
The Community Information Unit
Environment Australia
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: 1800 803 772

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